View Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Print Share Email Send Email Your Name (required) ! Example: John Doe Email Address (required) ! Please enter a valid sender email address. Example: email@example.com CC Me Recipient Email Address (required) ! Separate multiple email address with semi-colons (up to 5). Subject Subject for your email. Message (Maximum characters: 1,000) Please enter your name Please enter your email address Please enter a valid recipient email address. Example:firstname.lastname@example.org Submit Cancel Thank you! Your email has been sent to: The recipient(s) will receive an email message that includes a link to the selected article. Recipients may need to check their spam filters or confirm that the address is safe. Return to: Send Another Email An error has occurred sending your email(s). Please try again later or contact an administrator at OnlineCustomer_Service@mheducation.com. Return to: Twitter Facebook Linkedin Reddit Get Citation Citation AMA Citation Aspiration. In: Doherty GM. Doherty G.M. Ed. Gerard M. Doherty.eds. Quick Answers Surgery New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2010. http://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=853§ionid=49662001. Accessed August 23, 2017. MLA Citation . "Aspiration." Quick Answers Surgery Doherty GM. Doherty G.M. Ed. Gerard M. Doherty. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2010, http://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=853§ionid=49662001. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © Copyright Tools Search Book Top Return Clip Aspiration + Essential Features Print Section + • Aspiration of gastric contents• Hypoxemia ++ Epidemiology + • Occurs in patients unable to protect airway• Post trauma• Anesthetized patient• Obtunded patient + Clinical Findings Print Section ++ Symptoms and Signs + • Vomiting• Shortness of breath• Gastric contents in airway on bronchoscopy ++ Laboratory Findings + • Hypoxemia ++ Imaging Findings + • Localized infiltrate on chest film + Diagnostic Considerations Print Section + • May occur in settings with other potential causes of hypoxemia (acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, trauma)• Patient often with altered level of consciousness + Work-up Print Section + • ABG measurements• Chest film• Bronchoscopy + Treatment and Management Print Section + • Pulmonary hygiene• Supplemental oxygen• Intubation and mechanical ventilation• Bronchoscopy ++ Complications + • Pneumonitis• Pneumonia ++ Prognosis + • Determined by patient's overall health ++ Prevention + • Aspiration precautions• Avoid oversedation + Resources Print Section ++ References ++Bulger EM et al. Current clinical options for the treatment and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Trauma. 2000;48:562. [PubMed: 10744307] ++The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network: Ventilation with lower tidal volumes as compared with traditional tidal volumes for acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med 2000;342:1301.